This second volume in the series of Dutch Sources on South Asia c. 1600-1825 is a guide to archival sources and two-dimensional works of art scattered in Dutch repositories other than the National Archives at The Hague. It contains detailed descriptions of the materials in provincial and municipal archives, universities, libraries, museums, other public institutions and privately owned archives. Together with Volume 1, which deals with the holdings of the National Archives, it comprehensively covers a large array of sources in the Netherlands relating to more than two centuries of close Dutch contacts with the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka.
This volume is a comprehensive companion to the use of the rich archival resources of Dutch East India Company (VOC) as well as other, related collections at the National Archives in The Hague. Apart from detailed inventories, it includes concise historical and historiographical introductions, various regional maps, and an extensive bibliography relating to two centuries of intensive Dutch involvement with the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka.
The co-operation between the Netherlands Nationaal Archief and the Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia has resulted in this catalogue of fifteen archives of VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) institutions in Jakarta. The VOC records are included in UNESCO ́s Memory of the World Register
Covering almost 1000 archival collections in all countries around the Baltic Sea (including the Netherlands), this guide provides an essential tool for scholars studying the region's maritime, economic and diplomatic relations between 1450 and 1800.
This study of the early modern fortress town of Cochin in India, based on the rarely used VOC archival deposits in the Tamilnadu State Archives in Chennai (Madras), provides an intimate portrait of a Dutch urban community of East India Company servants and their dependents living within the larger social environment of the Malabar coast
"Court journeys represent the most spectacular sub-genre in Western travel literature and the history of cross-cultural interaction. Preceded by an incisive introduction on images and ideologies of Dutch-South Asian contact, these are the hitherto unpublished accounts and related documents of three encounters between representatives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC after its Dutch initials), and one of the great northern European chartered companies of the age of mercantilism, and the state of Madurai, one of the 'great southern Nayakas' and successor-states of the Vijayanagara empire, in southeast India in the second half of the seventeenth century. A shared interest in trade and at times converging political objectives formed the unstable foundations for a complex courtship fraught with tensions between two ill-suited partners, a mixture of conflict and coexistence typical of the 'age of contained conflict.'"--Jkt.